As Care First Animal Hospital is your neighborhood vet and loves to be involved in the local community, we participate in and sponsor many events throughout the year. Keep up with the latest pet news and events in Raleigh, NC and the Triangle area by checking back here regularly. If you have any questions about our veterinary events or news, please contact us at one of our locations.
Written By: Dr. Lisa Mendise My life completely changed 5 years ago when a small 1 pound orange kitten came into my life. He was continuously getting dropped off by the SPCA of Wake County because they were worried about his intermittent bloated appearance and what appeared to be difficulty purring. On exam, it was...
Did you know that bad breath in your pet could be a sign of serious dental disease? February is National Pet Dental Health Month and to highlight the importance of routine, year-long, dental hygiene practices we have gathered a couple interesting stories from our patients at Care First. Introducing: Farrah Pawcett At eight months old,...
When your pet is injured, what is the best way to respond? In addition to simply remaining calm, a great way to be there for your pet is by preparing a first aid kit built specifically for your pet. Having your kit made before an emergency ever happens will calm your nerves, knowing that you...
Ultrasonography & Radiology What is the Difference? Which is Better for my Pet? If both look at my pet’s insides, what is the difference between a radiograph and an ultrasound? Radiographs give us a good overall picture, showing the general size and shape of organs, as well as their position relative to one another. Ultrasound gives...
Our trainer answers some of the most common questions she gets as a dog trainer. My dog barks at everything! Why and how can I stop it? Dogs bark for many reasons: to alert us of a stranger, to odd noises, and out of boredom. Most problematic dog barking is due to boredom or loneliness. ...
Eli, one of our Weight Loss Challenge contestants, is looking forward to more play time with his owner! Best Cat Toys for Weight Loss & Mental Stimulation Kitty toys provide environmental enrichment, exercise, and help facilitate weight loss in overweight cats. Aim to have a regular "play date" daily with your cat for at least...
We’ve been coming here for about seven years, and we feel like they’re our family. Ruby got very, very sick and had to have surgery. We get excellent care here, and also they hold your hand through some tough times. It’s really a wonderful place.
- Linda (Ruby and Harley)
My experiences with Care First Animal Hospital are ALWAYS SUPERIOR! The staff is exceptional and the medical care is superior! I adore the doctors and am so grateful for their loving care!
- Ann (Abby)
All of your providers, from the greeting at the front desk all the way to the doctors, are so amazing. Everyone truly cares about my dog's health and well being. I wouldn't trust anyone else with our sweet little guy!
- Alli (Gunner)
Care First at Glenwood is the BEST! This practice is simply superb- caring & capable! My experience is consistently excellent. Every doctor & staff member I have met has always been top-notch! I consistently recommend Care First to my friends seeking veterinary care for their beloved animals.
- Liz (Macintosh)
Dr. Riego is the best. It was late in the evening, and she promised she would call me with an update. She called on her way home. I always trust her to do what is best for my girls. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Helen M. (Lily and Murphy)
You guys always take such great care of my dogs, thanks SO much. I especially appreciate that you have always been able to fit Jessie into the schedule whenever her skin issues have acted up so much that she needed to be seen.
- Sarah (Jessie)
Really enjoyed our experience with Dr. McConnell! Very professional and clearly knowledgeable. Cayman loves her! Will recommend to friends.
- Adam (Cayman)
Dr. McConnell and team are the best. They have always treated my dogs like family. I would recommend Care First at Tryon to any new pet owner or anyone looking for personalized care.